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Community Development Specialist

Job Title:
Community Development Specialist
County Name:
Clearfield County
Full Time position.  Salary range $36,000-$44,000 a year.
The purpose of this position is to assist the Directors of the Planning Office and Redevelopment Authority with development of initiatives across Clearfield County.  Including plan development and reviews, assistance with preparing and administering a variety of federal, state, and local grants to implement County redevelopment and planning priorities in order to provide for the growth and revitalization of the County. 

Combined duties are included below and are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
  • Provides detailed and cursory reviews of subdivisions and land development for various municipalities within the community.  Researches and provides recommendations on ordinances and changes to existing ordinances.
  • Assists in implementing community development plans. 
  • Prepares grant applications. Administers and monitors grants and all expenditures associated with the grants.  Ensures compliance with grant regulations. 
  • Provide reviews and comments on various permit applications, proposed projects and grant applications as requested by various federal and state agencies for land use consistency.
  • Prepare and monitor priority list of highway and bridge projects for PA DOTS 12 year transportation plan.
  • Oversees the development of county studies and comprehensive plan updates.
  • Serves on advisory boards providing technical assistance and recommendations for regional, state and federal planning and development projects, plans and modules.   Prepares and provides presentations and training opportunities on planning issues within the community. 
  • Assist with a variety of state and federal grant applications and administers awarded grant contracts including CDBG, HOME, HAP, PHARE, and others.
  • Works with municipalities to develop project plans for both departments.
  • Supervises implementation of CDBG, HOME and PHARE project plans; inspects project sites and interviews project employees; maintains all project files according to required regulations and retention criteria.
  • Conducts and facilitates meetings with contractors, developers, municipalities and citizens; attends other meetings as assigned.
  • Prepares a monthly report to the Planning Commission and Redevelopment Authority.
  • Performs other related functions as assigned or required.
While the following tasks are necessary for the work of the unit, they are not an essential part of the purpose of this position and may also be performed by other unit members.
  • Performs related duties as directed.

Experience with public or nonprofit administration, housing, community development and planning or closely related field; with up to two (2) years previous experience and/or training involving community development and/ or grant writing; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

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Clearfield County, Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Clearfield County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.
Posting Date:
Thursday, January 19, 2023
Expiration Date:
Contact Name:
Marianne Sankey
212 E LOCUST ST Suite 113
(814) 765-2642